Occupational Employment Statistics


49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes “Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers” (49-9052).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 45058$27.04/hr$16.49/hr$20.16/hr$27.55/hr$34.54/hr$37.55/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$35.71/hr
Professional and Business Services630N/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$33.16/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$35.76/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$28.83/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$22.33/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$32.36/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$23.22/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$24.55/hr-35.2%
St Cloud MN MSA 160$32.36/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$20.71/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 230$18.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 240$21.31/hr14.4%
Rochester MN MSA 250$22.11/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 300$27.49/hr-26.4%
Northwest Balance of State 430$26.77/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$27.55/hr5.1%
Southeast Minnesota 480$21.07/hr-25.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,780$32.23/hr12.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,100$31.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,760$28.47/hr10.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 2,050$19.81/hr17.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,620$22.48/hrN/A
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 340N/A0.3%

  • Collaborate with other workers to locate and correct malfunctions.
  • Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly.
  • Maintain computer and manual records pertaining to facilities and equipment.
  • Clean and maintain tools, test equipment, and motor vehicles.
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning.
  • Remove loose wires and other debris after work is completed.
  • Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
  • Perform database verifications, using computers.
  • Communicate with bases, using telephones or two-way radios to receive instructions or technical advice, or to report equipment status.
  • Run wires between components and to outside cable systems, connecting them to wires from telephone poles or underground cable accesses.